The Greater Atlanta Chapter (GAAS) of the SGA will meet next on March 12th, 2013. The program will begin at 6:30 PM at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Our speaker will be Stefan Brannan of the University of Georgia. As reported in the September 2012 Atlanta Antiquity, the newsletter of the Chapter, Mr. Brannan led a group of GAAS members on a tour of the Singer-Moye site last June where he was heading the UGA field school (click here to read about the tour). We hope you will join us and our speaker for dinner at a nearby restaurant after the meeting.
Stefan Brannan, a PhD candidate at UGA, is currently conducting archaeological investigations at the Singer-Moye site, where his goal is to refine the site’s internal chronology and relate it to larger-scale processes of social, cultural and environmental change in the pre-contact southeastern North America. He also holds a MS in Archaeological Resource Management from UGA.
Mr. Brennan’s talk is titled Change and Continuity of a Mississippian Period Community at the Georgia Coastal Plain Mound Center of Singer-Moye, and the abstract is:
Singer-Moye is a large prehistoric site located on Pataula Creek in Stewart County, Georgia, which contains eight mounds and was occupied intermittently for thousands of years. This presentation will concentrate on the settlement history of the late prehistoric period (AD 1000-1550). Mr. Brannan will discuss community organization as represented at Singer-Moye based on the results from a combination of shallow geophysical and excavation data which add to our understanding of the interactions between Mississippian period groups within the Lower Chattahoochee River valley and beyond.